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One town’s commitment to green energy

SUSAN HUMPHREY, FROM the Weybridge Pollinator Pathway group, greets visitors to the Weybridge Spring Eco-Fair in 2022. Learn about setting up a pollinator garden and eco-friendly tools at the fair this weekend. Photo by Fran Putnam

WEYBRIDGE — With the arrival of spring (finally!), yard design and maintenance have risen again to the top of people’s to-do lists. Have you been thinking about switching to an electric lawn mower or weed whacker? Ready to start converting some lawn to a pollinator garden but need some plants, seeds, or advice? Then come to the Weybridge Spring Eco-Fair.

The Weybridge Energy Committee invites all interested community members to an Electric Equipment Demo/Seed/Seedling Share on Saturday, May 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., on the lawn at the Weybridge Elementary School, 210 Quaker Village Rd., Weybridge. Anyone from any town may attend. Children are welcome.

An array of models and brands of electric lawn equipment (mowers, weed whackers, chainsaws, etc.) will be available for people to try. Owners will be on hand to answer questions. As a bonus, several electric cars will be on display with owners happy to answer questions.

Happening simultaneously is the third annual Weybridge Seed/Plant Share. Given the push for more native plants to support pollinators, organizers encourage participants in this year’s Share to bring native plant seeds and seedlings as well as vegetable seeds and starts that have not been treated with pesticides. Representatives from Pollinator Pathway of Weybridge will be available to answer questions and share information. Anyone can participate, whether or not they have seeds or seedlings to contribute. Participants are asked to label any seeds/plants not in commercial packaging. 

Members of the Weybridge Church Green Team will be on hand with information about their activities, refreshments, and an eco-craft project for children. 

For more information about this free event, please email the Weybridge Energy Committee at [email protected] or Fran Putnam at [email protected]. 

Rain date is May 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. same location.

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